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OBJECTIVE To study the effect of lipid-regulating function for extracts and their prescriptions from Semen Cassiae and Crataegus pinnatifida Bge. var. major N. E. Br. on serum lipid of hyperlipidema mice. METHODS 1 week after being administered with extract of Semen Cassiae, extract of Crataegus pinatifida Bge. var. major N. E. Br. and different(More)
Numerous studies have investigated cospeciation between parasites and their hosts, but there have been few studies concerning parasitoids and insect hosts. The high diversity and host specialization observed in Anicetus species suggest that speciation and adaptive radiation might take place with species diversification in scale insect hosts. Here we(More)
The combination of genetic algorithm and back-propagation neural network correction approaches (GABP) has successfully improved the calculation accuracy of absorption energies. In this paper, the absorption energies of 160 organic molecules are corrected to test this method. Firstly, the GABP1 is introduced to determine the quantitative relationship between(More)
It is well known that the aluminum cathode performs dramatically better when a thin lithium fluoride (LiF) layer inserted in organic electronic devices. The doping effect induced by the librated Li atom via the chemical reactions producing AlF3 as byproduct was previously proposed as one of possible mechanisms. However, the underlying mechanism discussion(More)
Least squares support vector machines (LSSVM) has been carried out in order to obtain a statistically meaningful analysis of the extended set of molecules. The combined HF with LSSVM correction approach ???LSSVM/HF??? has been applied to evaluate the transition energies of organic molecules. After LSSVM correction, the RMS deviations of the calculated(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of artemisinin on the proliferation and apoptosis of rat vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). METHOD Primary rat VSMCs were treated with various doses of artemisinin. Cell proliferation was evaluated by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay, and the messenger RNA and(More)
Three cationic iridium complexes containing 4,7-bis(3,6-di-tert-butyl-9H-carbazol-9-yl)-1,10-phenanthroline (L(1)) and 4,7-bis(3',6'-di-tert-butyl-6-(3,6-di-tert-butyl-9H-carbazol-9-yl)-3,9'-bi(9H-carbazol)-9-yl)-1,10-phenanthroline (L(2)) as the ancillary ligands, namely, [Ir(ppy)(2)(L(1))]PF(6) (1), [Ir(ppy)(2)(L(2))]PF(6) (2) and [Ir(oxd)(2)(L(2))]PF(6)(More)
The impacts of bisphenol A- imprinted polymeric microspheres (MIPMs) on the biodegradation of bisphenol A by acclimated activated sludge were studied. Due to the selective adsorption of MIPMs to bisphenol A (BPA) and its analogues, addition of MIPMs to activated sludge increased levels of BPA and its metabolites, which were also the substrates of(More)
We report a DFT, TDDFT and DFTB investigation of the performance of two donor-π-acceptor (D-π-A)-type organic dyes bearing different electron-withdrawing groups (EWG) for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) to evaluate which EWG is better for an acrylic acid acceptor, i.e., Cyano (-CN) or o-nitrophenyl (o-NO2-Ph). A series of theoretical criteria applied(More)